Ed Milibeast used the phrase “one nation” a lot in his Labour Party conference speech and our MP here in Telford, David “Scum Sucking Tories” Wright, clarified on BBC Radio Shropshire that he was talking about one nation socially, economically and geographically. He made it pretty clear that there is only room for one nation as far as Labour is concerned (even though it’s not a nation) – Britain.
It’s odd to hear such Big Britisher sentiments coming from the party responsible for introducing devolution in Scotland, Wales and London and a party so single-mindedly committed to the abolition of the nation state. It’s also more than a little inconsistent with their support for the balkanisation of England which has led to them proposing a “Parliament of the North” this year and even launching a fake think tank to promote it.
At least they’re no longer trying to cover up their opposition to democracy or ambition of destroying our nations.